MOOCs and Open Education Around the World. 2015.
Edited by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi M. Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, Thomas H. Reynolds.
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MOOCs and Open Education Around the World is a dramatic and promising book related to massively open online courses and open educational resources. Digital educational technology has swiftly progressed in terms of interactivity and the capability to reach humans in nations all around the world since the emergence of the Internet. The transformational technological impact of the information superhighway makes possible kinds of communication and interaction which are essential for digital elearning technology. There are scarcely any trends in digital e-learning technology over the past half-century that can match the sudden arrival of MOOC courses. We can no longer cover MOOC courses with one definition because there are many different categories of MOOCs. Some MOOC classes are based on video discussions plus facilitated interaction or discussion forums. Some massive open online courses are a supply-side effort to meet global increases in the demand for erudition and training. These massive online courses are clearly becoming a meaningful catalyst for innovations in digital educational technology.
MOOCs and Open Education studies the current state of distance learning technology and open educational resources (OER) in general. This 2015 Routledge edited collection talks about numerous meaningful historical trends in massive open online courses (MOOCs). This fascinating book also researches open educational resources and online education subjects. The front matter of this book includes a preface by Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi Miyoung Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, and Thomas H. Reynolds which is titled “Actions Leading to MOOCs and Open Education Around the World”. The first part of this book includes Chapter #2 by Karen Head which is titled “The Single Canon: MOOCs and Academic Colonization”. This book includes Chapter #4 by Gerard L. Hanley which is titled “MOOCs, MERLOT, and Open Educational Services”. This book includes Chapter #9 by Jeff Haywood, Amy Woodgate, and David Dewhurst. The fourth part of this book is about “Thoughts on the Quality of MOOCs and OER” and includes Chapter #10 by Karen Swan, Scott Day, Leonard Bogle, and Traci van Prooyen. To find out more about this 2015 Routledge edited collection please see this open educational resources website.